Fire Prevention

The Farmersville Fire Department is committed to a Community Risk Reduction Strategy. While emergency response often results in exciting media coverage, the incident has already occurred and people or property may be endangered. The goal is to prevent such incidents from occurring in the first place which provides a greater cost/benefit ratio.

The Fire Department enforces the California Fire Code in Conjunction with Title 19 (Public Safety) and Title 24 (Building Standards) as well as the Farmersville Municipal Code. Fire Inspections are conducted for new construction as well as periodic inspections of existing buildings such as schools, apartments, places of assembly and commercial occupancies. Inspections are also completed on properties to reduce fire hazards and nuisances from weeds, and rubbish accumulation.

Each fire is investigated to determine the origin & cause. The department pursues punishment of perpetrators for arson fires and recovers costs to the city for reimbursable incidents when applicable.Public Education activities include age appropriate school programs, fire station tours, career days, and senior citizen or workplace programs as requested. In addition the department participates in various parades, festivals and community events.